The last 10 days…staff on holiday…cars in and out of the repair shop…and the business filling every day…it has meant dashing down into the cellar at the last moment. No real preparation barring the one time we had guests. Just hoping for a liquid payment for the daily stress.

Fred Loimer Grüner Veltiner
Langenlois Spiegel Reserve 2009

Kamptal, Austria

Medium green-yellow….apple fruit on the nose…and with a few hours this softened to show pears and cream.
Developed even more yellow fruit over a longer period. Infantile to drink now…but needs must on the last warm evening of a beautiful autumn.
Points 17

Weingut Schlör Spätburgunder
Barrique ‘R 2008

Baden, Germany

After the pleasure of this property’s basic 2008…this was more aloof…not ready to show itself…like a shy girl
hiding behind the curtain. Young puppy fat and a fine dose of tannins means the second bottle remains untouched for a few years.
Points 16.5

Enderle & Moll
Spätburgunder Villages 2009

Baden, Germany

After the recent Muschelkalk 2009…which was very good…this was a slight disappointment. Not very 2009 at all…brawny…
spiky fruit…and dry tannins… not sexy at all…so hope the second bottle will reveal more in a year or two. Points 16

Vorgrimmler
Spätburgunder ‘SR’ 2007

Baden, Germany
This I found on a merchant’s list when tracking another wine. Good reports..so I ordered two bottles. A visit from my god child with her parents
and we finished off the Schlurr which was still covering it’s face and I opened the new find. Intriguing nose…raspberry…smoke…and then I thought of a drink from back in my youth…Ribena…same smell. I remember a wine from the south of France…back in the 80′s…Chateau Vignalaure…which also had this enticing blackberry aroma. Our dinner guests were very impressed…and we sniffed and sniffed. A trace of vanilla and some nicely balanced tannins… and a light style(13% alcohol). A real treat….recommended. The price on the Merchant’s list(N & M Wines in Mönchengladbach) was € 19,– but the invoice arrived and I had only been charged € 15,- I inquired why (honest that I am) and was told they were now ‘Restposten’…bin-ends.
Points 16.75

Weingut Konstanzer Pur 2009
Baden, Germany

I recently recommended this property to friends and ordered a few cases. Herr Konstanzer kindly popped this bottle
in for free as a thank you. I had to ask him for information as it is nowhere to be found. His reply:
Die Trauben für die Spätburgunder Spätlese -pur- stammen aus einem Ertragreduzierten (ca. 30 hl/ha) Weinberg im Winklerberg
Die Trauben wurden voll reif gelesen mit 106° Oe. kaltmazeriert (5 Tg) und Spontan angegoren. Maischestandzeit 19 Tage , Lagerung nur in neuen Barriques 20 Monate. Im Juli 2011 abgefüllt Ohne Filtration und Pumpe (Falldruck). Wie schon der Name sagt ” pur ” keine Technik od. sonstige Geschichen angewendet.
And so to the wine….just a delicious glass full…and just what the 2009′s should be offering you. Pure…as it says…Pinot Noir…silky, soft, but not a pushover…plenty of backbone…this will give pleasure from day one and over the next five years. Recommended.

Price by the way…€ 22.50,–

Points..by the way 16.75


Some delicious Pasta…which I had for dinner three nights running.
Needs must…but no complaints from myself.
Yummy!

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